Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 17, 2012 — 76 paralegals from 5 non-governmental organisations have benefitted from several 3 day trainings facilitated by the University of Makeni since the start of 2012.

With support from the the German Government through its implementing agency “German International Cooperation” (GIZ) and the global legal empowerment organisation NAMATI, the law department of the university provided training on essential paralegal skills and accountability in the health sector. The trainings took place in Makeni, Freetown and Bo.

The participating organisations were Timap for Justice, Brac Sierra Leone, Access to Justice Law Centre, Methodist Church Sierra Leone and Justice and Peace Commission who together provide paralegal services across 33 locations in 8 districts and in the western Area. These organisations serve approximately 38% of the population of Sierra Leone.